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Rediscovering the Umma: Muslims in the Balkans between Nationalism and Transnationalism

Ina Merdjanova


This book discusses the role of Islam in the political and social developments in the Balkans after the end of the Cold War. With the newly-gained religious freedom, and in the context of multiple structural and cultural transitions, Muslim communities there underwent remarkable transformations. They sought to renegotiate their place in formally secular legal and normative environments, mostly as minorities in majority-Christian societies. They reclaimed their Islamic faith, practices and identities in a complex geopolitical situation dominated by anti-Muslim sentiments, particularly after 9/1 ... More

Keywords: Muslims, Islam, the Balkans, postcommunism, nationalism, transnationalism, women, “European Islam”

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199964031
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964031.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ina Merdjanova, author
Irish School of Ecumenics/Trinity College Dublin